Police: Search & Rescue!
Hikers stranded on a mountaintop. People trapped inside a burning car. Fishermen lost at sea. An injured dog stuck on a highway. Search and rescue police officers are ready to respond to any emergency situation at a moment’s notice. These highly skilled officers are trained to find and save people—as well as animals—who are in desperate need of help.
In this fascinating series, young readers will meet the hard-working men and women who risk their lives to save others, from air-sea rescue officers, to sheriff ’s deputies, to K-9 cops, and more. Dramatic, true stories will keep readers turning the pages as they learn about how these skilled police responders stay calm, think quickly, and act fast to address serious situations in which people or animals are lost or in danger. In addition, readers will go behind the scenes to see how these everyday heroes train for a wide variety of emergency rescues, so that they are ready to help day or night.
|Interest Level||Grade 2 - Grade 7|
|Reading Level||Grade 3|
|Genre||Narrative Nonfiction, Nonfiction|
|Series||Police: Search & Rescue!|
|Number of Pages||32|
|Dimensions||8 x 10|
|ISBN||9781943553105, 9781943553440, 9781943553785|
|Title Format||Reinforced book, Hosted eBook, Savings Bundle|
SLJ Review - Police: Search & Rescue
Filled with action-packed photos and straightforward information, the volumes in this set will have readers on the edge of their seats as they vicariously experience the often thrilling operations of police search-and-rescue workers. Although some of the real-life examples may be scary to some, the outcomes are generally positive and provide students with an honest look at jobs that are often dangerous, but satisfying for the brave individuals who risk their lives to save others. Vibrant spreads as well as brief yet fascinating text boxes add further interest to topics that will leave readers breathless and eager to learn more. VERDICT These well-written and highly engaging books earn high marks and will appeal to thrill seekers.
Booklist Review for Highway Patrol Officers
This entry in the Police: Search and Rescue series focuses on the rescuing side of things. It intersperses brief looks at police academy training and specialized vehicles and equipment, such as the Stokes basket, with accounts of actual rescues performed by named patrol officers. These dramatic feats range from the expected (airlifting a fallen hiker to a hospital, saving a couple from a burning car) to the strange (chasing off a cougar stalking a hiker, rescuing an abandoned Chihuahua from a highway divider). Color photos show both men and women posing in uniform, as well as some of the rescue gear they use, while the back matter offers leads for readers on the hunt for more information about the skills and training of these rescuers, or the people they save.
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